Fine-tuning cell death: New component of death machinery revealed

An important component of the microscopic machinery that drives cell death has been identified by scientists. Studying the ‚pro-death‘ machinery that forces damaged, diseased or unwanted cells to die, the research team revealed a protein called VDAC2 was critical for the function of a key pro-death protein called Bax. The team also showed VDAC2 contributed to the killing of certain cancer cells by anti-cancer agents. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)